Maxillaria sophronitis small form – 365 days of orchids – day 1111

I posted the standards form of Maxillaria sophronitis last month but this clone is so distinct that it deserves its own day on 365 days.

The species is found from 750m to 1500m altitude and so we grow it in both our Warm Americas and our Cool America sections.The small form seems harder to flower than the standard form and definitely prefers it cool. It also needs good light to flower so the plant you see is hanging in the roof of cool Americas where the only challenge is to water it sufficiently.

It is well worth the effort as it makes a fantastic specimen as you can see.



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